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Research Article

Do Humans Optimally Exploit Redundancy to Control Step Variability in Walking?

  • Jonathan B. Dingwell mail,

    jdingwell@mail.utexas.edu (JBD); jpcusumano@psu.edu (JPC)

    Affiliation: Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

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  • Joby John,

    Affiliation: Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Joseph P. Cusumano mail

    jdingwell@mail.utexas.edu (JBD); jpcusumano@psu.edu (JPC)

    Affiliation: Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: July 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000856

About the Authors

Jonathan B. Dingwell
Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America
Joby John, Joseph P. Cusumano
Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JBD JPC. Analyzed the data: JBD JJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JBD JPC. Wrote the paper: JBD JJ JPC. Did most of the actual computational modeling and generating of simulation data: JJ.